Somebody Finally Noticed!


So what if it is eight years too late?

Jonathan Martin in The Weakly Standard:

One of the common misperceptions about the 2008 campaign is that Hillary Clinton gacked the nomination like a kicker pushing a 30-yard field goal into the sidelines. This is not quite right. She made a critical miscalculation in not spending enough to organize several small-state caucuses. That hurt her dearly. But she also suffered from several factors beyond her control: the left’s continuing rejection of the Iraq war, the media’s complicity in keeping John Edwards viable until he could wound her in Iowa, and the total solidarity of African-American voters with Barack Obama. Because of these developments, the Democratic party establishment abandoned her at the first opportunity, taking with it superdelegates, endorsements, and a giant pile of money, all of which it eagerly transferred to Obama. And despite all of this, Clinton still won more Democratic primary votes than Obama did— only to find out that the party of Al Gore was suddenly obsessed with procedural technicalities and no longer cared about raw vote totals.

The fact that she was able to win more votes than Obama in the face of such adversity is testament to her political grit. Clinton began that race as a soft, liberal feminist. But when it became clear that this coalition was no longer enough to win the nomination, she went out and assembled a new one on the fly. Always remember: When Barack Obama mocked Americans who bitterly cling to their guns and religion, he was talking about Clinton’s voters.

If I had the chance to do it over again I would not have voted for Hillary. I would not have voted for any of the Democrats. But that does not change the fact that I DID vote for Hillary and that my vote was STOLEN by a corrupt Democrat party.

Yes, I am still bitter.

This is an open thread.


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40 Responses to Somebody Finally Noticed!

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    The conventional wisdom is that PUMA was a bunch of racist white women who were angry that Hillary lost to a black man. That is incorrect. If Hillary had lost fair and square then PUMA would never have happened. “Party Unity My Ass” was the backlash to the way the Democrat establishment stole the nomination from Hillary and gave it to Obama. Race had nothing to do with it.

    Hillary didn’t LOSE, she was cheated.

    • Constance says:

      I can’t see any of those rabid Obama people supporting or voting for Hillary in 2016. They might allow her to be nominated but I don’t think she can win. I kind of hope she gets knocked out early so another Democrat candidate can emerge. Possibly it’s too late already for that to happen.

    • 1539days says:

      Dana Loesch used to be a Democrat.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    Hate it that those “small state caucuses” are so critical, but ‘it is what it is’.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Would love to see a system where states had to conduct primaries (in whatever format they chose) on a set date in each time zone. Central first, three weeks later Mountain, three weeks later Pacific, and three weeks later Eastern. Throw all the other ones in with Mountain. But….

  3. Sorry, buddy, but I am not gonna walk with you in the soft glow of what could have been this time. Yes, Hillary was cheated, but she was cheated in the same way that all first world, post-feminism women are cheated: she let herself be.

    What’s particularly sad about Hillary and her story is that we’ve watched her do it to herself over and over again. She could have fought back so many times, but she didn’t. She could have walked away so many times, but she didn’t. She’d have respect if she had done either when it mattered. #truth

    • nerdle says:

      I agree with you that she let herself be cheated and didn’t fight back, but I don’t think that was a possible option for her. The media and Obama and his ilk would’ve painted her as some mad, raving woman.

      There was that one debate where Obama kept taking jabs at Hillary and she shot back with something about ‘your slumlord Tony Rezko, and the audience was mixed with applause and (mostly) groans. She could not catch a break in ’08.

      • She couldn’t catch a break inside her own party, which was all the more reason to walk away / toss a match.

        Look, I realize hindsight is 20/20, but let’s just imagine for a minute that Hillary had left Bill during the Lewinsky scandal. If she had, she wouldn’t be struggling with these millenial women. She’d have earned their respect because she would have dared to break the rules and forged her own way.

        Let’s also imagine she had had the ovaries to stand up in 2008 and call BO on his bullshit, and acknowledge that the Dem Party had boxed her into her own fucking vagina. Guess what she could be doing right now? Running as an outsider. An outsider who said fuck you to the establishment and forged her own way.

        In either event she’d be better off. She’s in the predicament she’s in now because she refused to be her own best advocate and she took plenty of abuse as a trade off for a future power it’s more then evident she’s never going to get. She’s the old model of women’s power, the failed model. I don’t feel sorry for her, just like I don’t feel sorry for Sarah Palin anymore. They both lined their beds with money before sleeping in them.

        • Constance says:

          I think by this time in their lives millennial women have been forced into being realistic about relationships with men. Date around awhile, try marriage, if you’ve lived and decided not to waste your energy hanging on to your relationship illusions, it’s pretty hard to criticize other women for their relationships with men. Hillary doesn’t live with Bill she is married to him, she uses his political contacts and she trots him out when she thinks she will gain by using him. I don’t see how this counts against her. Hillary married a long time ago and undoubtedly in good faith, her husband cheated and is a liar and her marriage turned to shit, I don’t see how that reflects on her. Whether she divorced him or moved on within a defunct marriage (they are both crap options) is her choice and I wouldn’t judge her.

          • To each her own, I guess. I lived through the wasteland of dating predatory men and did just fine. I never settled, got married at 36, and enjoy a very happy marriage today. If he ever cheated I’d walk in a heartbeat and he knows it. He feels the same about me.

            Relationships and marriage are not as futile as young women would have you believe. There’s a certain amount of attachment a lot of women have to victimhood because they can work it. I did that, too, for a while. I didn’t hang on to it because it doesn’t really help anybody get anywhere that’s healthy.

          • Jadzia says:

            Yeah, I don’t really judge her for staying with Bill either, now that I’ve walked in her shoes. Among other considerations, she had a child. The last thing I personally need at the moment is to hear that it’s my own fault for putting up with what I put up with, because for me there are things in life that are more important than my own happiness, like not having my children live out of suitcases in two different houses. I guess it’s my fault for having them, and my fault for you know, something else before that, my fault my fault my fault and it’s interesting how these conversations often result in the situation being classified as everybody’s fault except for the husband’s. Which is why I don’t have them.

            TL/DR VERSION! I suspect that if Hillary had decided to leave in 1998 (or whenever) there would have been tons of people piling on her for that, too, just for different reasons.

          • jeffhas says:

            Letting Bill f*ck her over was one thing… He was President, the father of her child, the man she shared a powerful life with – I hold no grudges for that decision – in some ways it made her human, to forgive the soul mate she had chosen.

            Obama was a different kettle of fish. Why she would let some total stranger, this new face of the Dem party f*ck her in public, sh*t all over the people who supported her, and then take a subservient role to him for 4 years, couch her opinion for another 4 years and basically hug him through this current election season like a Stockholm Syndrome victim…. ???

            It was too much for me to ever go along with – FROM THE VERY BEGINNING of her self-imposed kidnapping.

            She showed such colossal weakness, when what I admired most was her strength. I was wrong, she wasn’t strong at all, that was just a facade masking her craven ambition, and the mask had slipped (she had fooled me) – all I could see after that was an inner ugliness I still find revolting.

            Good luck f*cking that chicken for the rest of your life.

        • 1539days says:

          I wonder if she could have run as McCain’s VP.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      If Hillary hadn’t been cheated in 2008 I would probably still be a Clinton Democrat like John smart and RD and some of our other old friends. I was pretty deep in the tank for the Donkey party back then. The fact that the Democrats could do something so underhanded and corrupt woke me up to their true nature.

  4. leslie says:

    And, BTW, the “solidarity” of the African American community r/t supporting bronco bama came only after Congressman Clyburn started the story about the supposedly “racist” comments by Bill Clinton about the fairy tale life of BHO.
    No more revision allowed…..

    • swanspirit says:

      The solidarity was a result of threats and coercion. Still SMH

      • leslie says:

        That, too.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          The black community used coercion to keep “solidarity” intact during the Civil Rights movement. Good luck finding those stories but they were well documented.

          • leslie says:

            Yes. I heard that from my own black clients. But the coercion for BHO began with Clyburn’s attack against Clinton – Bill Clinton. That was when they intuited the power they had in the election.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            In March 1966, black citizens of Port Gibson, Mississippi, and other areas of Claiborne County presented white elected officials with a list of particularized demands for racial equality and racial integration. After not receiving a satisfactory response, at a local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meeting at the First Baptist Church, several hundred black persons voted to place a boycott on white merchants in the area.[2]
            In February 1967, Port Gibson employed its first black police officer and the boycott was lifted. However, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and a young black man, Roosevelt Jackson was shot and killed by two Port Gibson police officers.[2] On April 19, 1968, the field secretary of the NAACP for Mississippi, Charles Evers, led a march to the Claiborne County courthouse and demanded that the entire Port Jefferson police force be discharged.[2] When the demand was not met, the boycott on the merchants was reimposed. On April 21, Evers made a speech in which he said, “If we catch any of you going into these racist stores, we’re going to break your damn neck.”[2] During the boycott, individuals known as “Black Hats” or “Deacons” stood outside stores to identify blacks who broke the boycott.[2] The names of those who were identified were published in a black newspaper and the names were read aloud at NAACP meetings.[2] In at least 10 instances, blacks who violated the boycott experienced instances of violence, including shots fired into their homes, bricks thrown through their windshields, and tires on their cars slashed.[2][3]


  5. dm says:

    2008, first time I voted republican…all the while choking back vomit in my mouth. Still get a little backwash just thinking about it.

  6. elliesmom says:

    I’ve never been a Democrat. I’ve always believed both parties are corrupt. My dad was part of the state Democratic Party, and I saw all I needed to see as a teenager. My beef in 2008 was with Hillary, and it still is. I was in Unity, NH the first time she appeared with Obama after conceding to him. It was all I could do to hold back the vomit. It was then I realized all of the “I’m doing this for all women and for our daughters and granddaughters” was unadulterated bullshit. Hillary is all about Hillary, and her ambition is so blind, she lets herself be used and dumped. I really couldn’t care less if the Democratic Party craps all over her again.

    • leslie says:

      Growing up, and then later in NH, you had the benefit of seeing, first-hand the corruption in the Dem party. Would that we all had seen it. I’d have been spared lots of grief and anger and disappointment.
      As my 2y/o g-baby (yes, today’s naughty child, would sing, “It’s all right to feel angry. It will be better again, later on”. I’m still waiting for that “later on” bit.

  7. mothy67, says:

    I was watching Dolly Parton with Carrie Underwood and I realized my attraction to Trump is same as Dolly. They both put out this over the top persona but are really kind. I am so not in their league but I am an asshole yet my kid matters most.

  8. wailuagirl says:

    woo hoo witchy woman
    she got the moon in her eye, see how high she flies.

  9. Dora says:

    Ronald Reagan was not unappreciated at the end, far from it. But he was at the beginning.

    Happy 105th Birthday, Mr. President.

  10. Dora says:

    House Minority bimbo, Nancy Pelosi, quotes the ‘prophet’ Mohammed at the National Prayer Breakfast

    The Christian-hating left’s mission to promote Islam as a religion of peace in the same Abrahamic tradition as Christianity and Judaism was on display as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opened the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. with a quote from the Jew and Christian-hating prophet Mohammed:

  11. jennifer lyn says:

    I say let’s be like Mohammed then. KILL THE INFIDELS. NOW. And that would mean all of you against democracy then–let’s be like Muslims and KILL EVERYONE WE DISAGREE WITH. NOW, and could we start with Pelosi.

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